February 6, 2018

CSDE Seminar Series

Risk Markers for Intent-Specific Firearm Injury in Arrest and Medical Records: A Seattle Case-Control Study

     When:  Friday, Feb 9, 2018 (12:30-1:30 PM)
     Where:  121 Raitt Hall

This week, CSDE alum Brianna Mills will present on research she and colleagues at the Harborview Medical Center conducted on risk factors associated with intent-specific firearm injury.

The burden of firearm injury in the United States involves more than 120,000 injuries per year to individuals across all demographic categories. Although the circumstances that lead to assault-related, self-inflicted, unintentional, and legal intervention firearm injuries are markedly different, several risk factors (substance use, mental disorder, and involvement with the criminal justice system) may be associated with multiple types of firearm injury.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

CSDE Welcomes New Affiliates

CSDE’s Executive Committee is pleased to welcome twelve new faculty affiliates!

  • Arthur Acolin - Assistant Professor of Real Estate, College of Built Environments, UW
  • Engi Attia - Acting Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmony, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, UW
  • Amy Kate Bailey - Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Jacqueline E. Darroch - Senior Fellow, Guttmacher Institute
  • Alan Griffith - Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UW
  • Crystal Hall - Associate Professor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, UW
  • Janelle Hawes - Assistant Professor, Social Work and Criminal Justice Program, UW Tacoma
  • Grace John-Stewart - Professor, Departments of Global Health, Epidemiology, Medicine, and Pediatrics, Director of Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children, UW
  • Karin Martin - Assistant Professor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, UW
  • Joshua Tom - Assistant Professor of Sociology, Seattle Pacific University
  • Bradley Wagenaar - Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health, UW, Technical Advisor, Health Alliance International
  • Rebecca J. Walter - Assistant Professor of Real Estate, UW
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Call for Applications: Travel Grants to Attend 2018 PAA Meeting

Congratulations to the CSDE Trainees who have a paper or poster accepted at the upcoming 2018 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA)! CSDE encourages academic and professional growth for its trainees and does its best to support these endeavors. CSDE is pleased to announce that we can offer up to 5 travel grants ($500 max) to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Population Association in Denver, Colorado (April 26-28). The deadline for submission is Thursday, February 8th at 5 PM. The call for applications provides more details.

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Call for Applications: Graduate Certificate in Demographic Methods

The Graduate Training Program at CSDE is accepting applications from students looking to train in demography and qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Demographic Methods. The certificate program is the academic pathway to advanced interdisciplinary training in population science, in addition to discipline-based courses of study. Applications are due no later than 5pm on February 12, 2018.

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Sherry Willis Explores the Use of Compensation Strategies Among Older Adults

Affiliate Sherry Willis, Research Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, co-authored an article published in the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias that explores how the use of compensation strategies affects the daily functioning of older adults. Based on the results of neuropsychological testing of older adults in various states of cognitive function—as well as questionnaires completed by informants—the authors found that older adults with normal cognitive function or only mild cognitive impairment used compensation strategies more than those with dementia.

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Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen Examines the Role of Pets for Older LGBT Adults

Affiliate Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, Professor of Social Work, co-authored a recent article that examines the role pets play for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults aged 50+. In the article, published in Research on Aging, the authors use a life-course perspective and mixed-methods data to assess how having a pet affects older adults’ perceptions of social support and the size of their social networks, along with the meaning of pets for this population.

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Research by Stewart Tolnay and Christine Leibbrand on the Outcomes of the Great Migration for the Next Generation Featured in Citylab

A recent CityLab article highlights a study by affiliate Stewart Tolnay, Professor of Sociology, and CSDE Trainee Christine Leibbrand, graduate student in the Department of Sociology—along with colleagues at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan—that assesses the outcomes of the Great Migration for the children of migrants. While there have been a number of studies on the migrants themselves, Tolnay, Leibbrand, and their co-authors turn their attention to how the Great Migration affected the next generation.

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